Review of HE SAID, SHE SAID by Erin Kelly

I just have to say that this book was LONG and not as interesting as all of the hype about it. I started the book seven months ago, and it took me months to actually read enough to get interested in it. I kept reading, hoping that it would get better. After over 200 pages, it finally did improve. The book’s general plot is a girt named Beth attends an eclipse rally, gets raped there and Laura who witnesses part of the rape goes to court to testify for her against the wealthy and powerful James Balcombe. Kit, Laura’s husband, tries to dissuade her from testifying, but to no avail. The result of her testimony is what most of the book is really about. The problem is that the book goes from 1999 to 2015, back and forth, back and forth, so you really have to pay attention to the dates and that is very off-putting. The other problem with the book is that the plot drags. It could have definitely been a much shorter book, told the same story with the same conflicts with the characters and might have actually been a good book that was worth reading. As it was, I cannot recommend it because in the end, it was just another tale about rape and the aftermath, with a lot of fluff thrown in about eclipses. Ho-hum!

Disclaimer

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”

 

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